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melted out

adjective phrase

Penniless, esp from gambling; broke, tapped out (1950s+ Gambling)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • These particles are heated in the crucible with saltpetre until they melt, and an iron button is melted out of them.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • He must have turned a corner somewhere and then melted out of sight.

    The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall Spencer Davenport
  • Our eyes met, and all the "Sir" melted out of that manly heart as he gave me his hand.

    Great Expectations Charles Dickens
  • For all the disarrangement he had caused, Tantroy might have melted out of it.

    The Secret of the League Ernest Bramah
  • The fog rolled away like the whiff of vapor from a pipe, and melted out of sight.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • From one to two tons of tallow are melted out into the bleaching tank.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • The bitterness and anger had all melted out of his heart; only sorrow was left.

  • He had early learned to respect a brave foe, and bitterness had long since melted out of his heart.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • The two factions found that the difference between them had melted out of existence.

  • At a given moment, between two flickers of lightning, he melted out of his frame into the outer air.

    Victory Joseph Conrad

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